Brill Launches MyBook Program, Available on BrillOnline Books and Journals Platform
This week, Brill launches its MyBook program, which gives users with access to e-book collections the option to purchase a print-on-demand paperback copy of books of their choice.
Brill's MyBook program, available on the BrillOnline Books and Journals platform, enables users to purchase a paperback copy of books of their choosing, provided they have access to the e-book version. Libraries that purchase any Brill E-Book Collection automatically make this option available to students and scholars affiliated with that institution. The program is part of Brill's broader initiative to make its publications more accessible to the scholarly community.
A Brill MyBook costs €25.00 / $25.00 per title. Shipping or handling costs are waived, though VAT will be added where applicable. Ordering is easy: click the MyBook "Buy" button, which appears on the platform for users who have access to the corresponding e-book. Each order is processed quickly in a secure environment. First-time buyers will be asked to register to create a personal account.
"Despite increasing popularity among scholars for e-books, there is still a demand for a personal print copy," says Herman Pabbruwe, CEO at Brill. "But the niche subject matter of the typical Brill monograph makes it difficult for us to price books for the individual. This program, however, makes this niche content available to a broader audience."
Currently Brill offers 3,000 titles in the MyBook program, but this number continues to grow as new titles are added on a weekly basis. For technical reasons some titles might not become available in the MyBook program.
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes almost 200 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.